Accession Number:

ADA234184

Title:

The Effect of Low Power Plasmas on Carbon Fibre Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS RESEARCH URBANA IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The effect of a variety of low power plasma treatments on low modulus carbon fibre surfaces have been examined using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Plasma treatments were carried out in an insitu plasma cell which was attached to a PHI 5400 X-ray photoelectron spectrometer. This enabled the immediate effects of the plasma to be studied before the treated surface was exposed to air. Air plasmas introduced both alcohol and carboxyl groups onto fibre surfaces. Nitrogen plasmas gave very similar results to ammonia plasmas with the formation of three nitrogen containing species on he fibre surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE